Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Tonight our good friend Sean La La is throwing a party at APT. Features Cosmo Baker, myself, Hedspin, and Sean La La. Should be a good one. If you're in the New York area come check us.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


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I made this mix in 2006 using some of my best record collection of funk, disco and all other dope obscure breaks that i have on vinyl. Some are converted from analog to digital (45's, LP's & 12's), and some are actual mp3's from digging on line. To all you beat heads - Yes, i still buy records to this day but i also dig for tracks online. It's 2008 after all.

I am posting this to build some hype for my next disco mix and on the real, it's coming reaal soon :)

All the best to you & yours in 2009!



1. Steady Rockin The Party Intro
2. Spoonie G - Love Rap
3. Wayne Mghie Break
4. Uncle Louie - I Like Funky Music
5. Radiance - This Is A Party
6. Grand Master Flash - Flash To The Beat
7. Zapp Party Break
8. Rick Summer - Shake It Up
9. Positive Force - We Got The Funk
10. Jackson 5 - The Mirrors Of My Mind
11. Fatback Band - Fatbackin'
12. Bell & James - Livin' It Up (Friday Night)
13. Weeks & Co. - Rock Your World
14. Secret Weapon - Must Be The Music
15. Cissy Houston - Think It Over
16. Dr. York - Shake-n-Skate
17. The Marvelous Three & The Younger Generation - Rappin' All Over
18. Gino Dentie & The Family - Direct Disco Break
19. Heard It Through The Grapevine Break
20. Harvey Scales - (Show Up) For The Showdown
21. King Tim II - Personality Jock
22. Steady Rockin Break
23. Sambo Soul - Mambo #5
24. Two Man Sound - Que Tal America
25. Carol Douglas - Love Sick
26. Lord Rhaburn - Disco Connection
27. Ross Carnegie - F Minor Disco / Sizzle - Love Is All Around
28. Black Heat - Love The Life You Live
29. De Wolfe Music Librairie - Party People
30. Wood, Brass & Steel - Funkanova
31. Barry Kunzel - Supervisor
32. Secret Break
33. Southroad Connection - You Like It, We Love it
34. Nightlife Unlimited - Peaches And Prunes
35. Tropique - The Runner
36. Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream
37. New Mastersounds - Nervous
38. Bus People Express - Augusta Georgia
39. Nina Simone - Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
40. R.D. Burman - Aa Dekhen Jara
41. Hungarian Break

Thursday, December 18, 2008


My boy AJK just completed his first EP. I'm really feelin it. This is the his first release off of it. Electronic music at it's best. Can't wait for the other releases as well as just more music from this dude in general. Someone should sign this cat before I create a label to sign him to lol.




Monday, December 15, 2008

Truth Radio - Illo Gettin Funky Edition

This past week was my turn to run the Truth Radio show, and i decided to cold get funky! Basically trying to do my best Hedspin & Pump impersonations (hahaha). I also had the chance to rock a couple shows with The Rub Djs. Big shouts to them as well (go to their page for more great music and info on all 3 members). Check the tracklisting for all things funky!

Team Canada Presents: The Truth Radio Show - Dj Illo - 13.12.08

1. Dj Illo vs Suzanne Vega vs Ron Browz - Pop Champagne at Toms Diner
2. Dj Flipout vs Ron Browz - Pop Champagne (Dilla Remix)
3. Dj Illo vs The Pharcyde - Runnin (Dilla Remix)
4. The Dixie Cups - Iko Iko Remix
5. Dj Illo vs Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman (Illo Edit)
6. DJ Eleven vs Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Eleven Edit)
7. Dj Illo vs Janet Jackson - Thats The Way Love Goes (Illo Rmx)
8. A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhyme
9. Dj Jayceeoh vs Mary J. Blige - Enough Cryin (Jayceeoh Remix)
10. One Way - Cutie Pie
11. JBlow vs Biggie - Big Poppa (JBlow Rmx)
12. Zapp & Roger vs E-40 - Tell Me When To Bounce
13. Zapp & Roger vs Craig David - Whats Your Flava
14. Agent Lovelette vs Busta Rhymes - Touch It (Disco Rmx)
15. Dj Illo vs James Brown vs Soulwax - Sex Machine (Illo Edit)
16. Hedspin vs The Commodores - Brick House (Hedspin Edit)
17. Dj Illo vs KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Man (Illo Edit)
18. Crooklyn Clan vs Dj Kool - Here We Go Now (Bboy Edit)

Dj Illo - The Truth Radio 13.12.08

Saturday, December 13, 2008

You Should Be Mine - Roger Troutman (GT Remix)

I did this remix last spring but have only had it up on my myspace - and it has not been available for purchase or download on the interweb. I used totally different stuff from what EPMD sampled for Crossover and my rmx is not hiphop. Its weird, i remember posting this forever ago... i think maybe stupid blogger erased it? As many of you know, they have been doing that. Google is not so democratic these days... They erased a whole post of a Cut Copy remix i did a few weeks ago. Like, i posted it and Google/Blogger who is working with th RIAA, will just erase whole posts that they feel miiiight be a copyright violation. Bullshit. Anywaaaaay, Ive had a bunch of requests for it. The Stylusts homies put it in their Palmsout mix a little while back which has led to even more requests for it. Im lazy. So instead of servicing it to each of the ppl asking ...ima just post it... again?

You Should Be Mine - Roger Troutman (GT Remix)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008


Jazzy Jeff put me up on these guys 410 Pharrohs. They recorded at Jeff's studio, so he advanced me their LP at WMC Miami. These dudes are from Baltimore and are actually putting down some nice raps on club beats. Here is a remix I did of their 12" "Fresh":

410 Pharrohs - Fresh (GT Remix)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008



Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Truth Radio

Another show goes down in the books. This one is a fun mix of uptempo club remixes new and old. Alot of old gems like Heavy D & Les Garcons, Shai (pictured above), Parliament and my new Janet Jackson Remix which i havent played out yet really. If anyone wants the full tracklisting, hit me up or leave a request in the comment box.

Team Canada Presents: The Truth Radio Show - Dj Illo 11.16.08

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Digable Planets

I'm opening for Digable Planets tonite @ The Commodore in Vancouver BC so I decided to post a couple of goodies that will be familiar to all the real fans out there. I had the opportunity to actually dj for them last time they were in town and I'm on stand by waiting to see if their real dj makes it across the border tonite. If he doesnt make it, then I have to step up to the call of duty. Hopefully no customs officers are reading this.

KC & The Sunshine Band - Ain't Nothing Wrong

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Stretching

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Dj Illo StereoBait MiniMix

New minimix that i did for another terrific Canadian Blog. I'll let my man over at Stereobait handle this one.....

UPDATE - The mix got downloaded so heavy that i ran out of space, so heres the new link. Thanks for all the support y'all.

Dj Illo - Stereobait Mix (Direct Link)

DJ Hedspin & U-Tern on ONE DAY LATER Radio

Fellow Vancouverite DJ U-Tern gave me the opportunity to do a guest mix on his One Day Later radio show on Brooklyn radio.net.
U-Tern and I go way back, we've battled each other a couple of times and we used to occasionally nerd out at my parents crib and practice our cuts. U-Tern has been killing it internationally with his remixes. Check them all out here.

DJ Hedspin guest mix...

Les Emerson - Time (Wicked Lester Remix)
Mr. Wiggles - JB Style
Speedometer feat Ria Currie - Am I Your Woman
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Pick It Up Lay It In The Cut
The Blackbyrds - The Runaway (Hedspin Party Edit)
BT Express - Give Up The Funk
The Barkays - Holy Ghost (Bad Ass Extended)
The Commodores - Brickhouse (Hedspin Remix)
Dizzee Rascal - Pussy Hole
N.E.R.D - Kill Joy
The Diplomats - I Can Give You Love
The Wild Magnolias - Soul Soul Soul
The Rimshots - Dance Girl
Can - Vitamin C (Hedspin Edit)
Head Automatica - Brooklyn Is Burning
Spanky Wilson - Sunshine Of Your Love
Jimmy Bo Horne - Gimme Some
Armand Van Helden - Ghetto House Groove (Hedspin Party Edit)
Zapp & Roger - You Should Be Mine (Grandtheft Remix)
Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo Remix)

U-Tern steps in for the second half...

Van She - Kelly (Breakbot Remix)
Kent - Vy Fran Ett Luftslott (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Ot Quartet - Hold That Sucker Down (Lifelike and Kris Menace Remix)
Sammy Bananas - Work Me
Midnight Juggernauts - Shadows (Knightlife Remix)
City Life - San Francisco feat. DD (Fred Falke Dub)
Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars
Panthers - Goblin City (Holy Ghost Disco Dub)
Raymond Scott - Lightworks

Listen To Mix

Monday, October 27, 2008

NYC Radio

I remember back in the day when i would go to NYC, i would bring my own radio tape deck so that i could record the radio shows that i heard all weekend long. Kid Capri, Pete Rock & Marley Marl's "Future Flavas, Stretch & Bob, even Funkmaster Flex. I used to bug out on the new tunes they played! Nowadays........... Not So Much! I listened to the radio this weekend, and only heard like 6 songs the entire time i was there. Repeat, repeat, repeat...... OMG someone kill me. Its a shame really.

There was one bright spot to all this. I heard a song by these girls who i had never heard before, and it featured a verse by this guy which is pretty nice. I also made a little edit that goes right into the rapping. Im sure im pretty late on this one and we'll all be sick of this song in a moment so enjoy it now while you can.

Illo's Just The Rapping Edit

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


This was a radio show I did recently but never got around to posting. This is the uncensored version without the radio tags.

Untagged Uncensored Uncut

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Okay so this is real old. Buuuut, someone brought this upto me the other day, and I was like oh yaaaaah. I forgot about this. So, since I didn't post anything last week I thought I would throw this up for good measure.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Here's a quick edit I made of Yellow Magic Orchestra's Computer Games. To learn more about Yellow Magic Orchestra click here

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Computer Games

Check The Video:

Tainted Love Edit

The South Rakkas are one of my favorite producers in the game right now. They keep coming with original, spacey riddims that never fail for the dancefloor. This edit may seem weird to those who are familiar with the orginal version of this song, because i slowed it down so much. But i wanted to play this version of Tainted Love with the Soft Cell version, so too bad!

Elephant Man vs South Rakkas - Tainted Love (Illo Edit)

Sunday, September 28, 2008


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2 simple funk edits. good for that 80's/old school set. ENJOY!


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Here's a quick little remix I did for the song Just Dance. I don't like playing the regular version when drunk middle aged women request it at clubs so I made my own version. It's been getting a good response at clubs where I've had to play it.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Love Lockdown - Tom Wrecks Rmx - WOW

My man from The Stylusts Tom Wrecks (aka T Wrecks aka Mr Get It Shawty Rmx) just sent me his remix of Love Lockdown, the new smash from Kanye West, and the most remixed song since A Millie. Tom doesnt release all that much music, but when he does its INCREDIBLE! This is no exception. The synths and the vocal chops are really clean, and exactly what this song needed. Hit him up and let him know whats good.

Kanye West - Love Lockdown (Tom Wrecks Remix)

Tom Wrecks Myspace

Stylusts Blog

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Sooo we have to come to terms with the fact that summer's over. That's right bitches! Soooorry. I actually happen to like the fall. The crispy air, the flannel, the leaves, and all those other cliche indicators of the transition to winter. Anyways here's a little quick mix of dancey stuff to shake off those fall blues.


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance Part 1

We've been together as a crew for almost a year now and the video footage is starting to accumulate. For some reason I have alot of videos of people wanting to show off their dance skills, probably more footage of that than us actually djing. Here's the first post with many more to come.

Stay tuned for Jr Flo vs The French Canadian Guy.....

Friday, August 15, 2008


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1) DJ Pump - Back In This Mofo Intro
2) DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip - Time To Rhyme (DJ Pump RMX)
3) Robin Thicke - Magic Remix feat MJB (DJ Pump Edit)
4) Keedz - Stand On The Word (Disoriental Edit)
5) Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music (DJ Pump Feel Good Edit)
6) Common - Go (DJ Pump ReFix)
7) MGMT - Electric Feel (Aeroplane RMX)
8) Jr Flo - NASTY
9) The Rapture & Timbaland - No Sex For Ben (DJ Illo Edit)
10) Michael-Janet Jackson - Scream (DJ Pump Ting Tings Edit)
11) DJ Enki - KniferForker (DJ Pump ReFix)
12) GhostFace Killah - Charlie Brown (Kutcorners/DJ Mehdi RMX)
13) A Tribe Called Quest - Pubic Enemy (Saturday Night Virus Discomix - DJ Pump Edit)
14) Honeycut - Shadows (Trackademicks Remix)
15) Estelle - No Substitute Love (Treasure Fingers Mix)
16) Chromeo - Call Me Up (DJ Pump Remix)
17) Ladyhawke - Paris Is Burning (Cut Copy Remix)
18) The Yank - We Can't Be Stop'd (DJ Pump Edit)
19) The Ting Tings - Great DJ (Calvin Harris Remix)
20) O'Bryan - I'm Freaky (Romeo Erotic RMX / Treasure Fingers Reflip)
21) Baltimore Music Club - We Can Ride The Boogie
22) Top Billin' - Big Dancin
23) Pnau - Baby (Breakbot Remix)


Look out for a grip of KnK shows this fall. Vancouver, Whistler, Toronto, Portland, Seattle, New York City, Winnipeg, Montreal, Muskoka (wtf!!!). The madness all kicks off with a crazy Toronto collab between the Shuffle Party and Keys N Krates. You definitely don't wanna miss this if you're in the GTA. Music for the night will be held down by The Eh Teams very own DJ ILLO and JR-FLO on 4 decks.

Friday, August 8, 2008


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Here is my mid-tempo version of another classic material "Don't Stop The Music" by Yarbrough & Peoples.

(One of my fav 12's of all time).

Boogie on...


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Closer Club Rmxs

My homey Cashtro aka Cashtro Crosby sent me a remix of "Closer" the other day, and basically in the rap mixtape game that means you spit your own verse over the original track and its a wrap. Well i couldnt leave my man hanging, so i threw together a club remix of Ne-Yo's joint and put his verse in the right spot. This was all done in about an hour or so. I actually wanted to do a remix when I first heard the original track, but Dj Booman from Baltimore already handled that proper, so i figured why bother. Anyways, heres both versions for y'all to get jiggy in the club with.

Ne-Yo ft Cashtro - Closer (Illo Club Rmx)

Ne-Yo - Closer (Dj Booman Club Rmx)

Check out my homey Cashtro here.

Check out the homey Dj Booman here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Footage of Keys N Krates @ Wrongbar. Illo and Hedspin of the Eh Team were also on the bill that night and ripped the place in half in the opening and closing sets. Retarded night overall.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


So a whole slew of Rappers were in Toronto yesterday for the now annual "ROCK THE BELLS" festival. I stayed home and worked on music. I just couldn't bring myself to stand with a bunch of sweaty ex-raver white kids for 8 hours. Remember when rap shows had actual rap people at the shows? It's like a carnival now. Anyways,, one of the acts was Nas,, who to me is one of the greatest rappers, but one of the most inconsistent artists. Don't argue with me about him and Jay. That gets me really annoyed. Anyways, I still love Nas, and to (pause) prove my love, I made this FUNK RMX/EDIT whatever the hell you wanna call it version his classic joint "Memory Lane." Okay fine the shit really had nothing to do with Nas or Rock The Bells. I just made it for no reason. Just leave me be.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Eh! Team In VICE Magazine

The Eh! Team x Orisue 2 page summer spread came out this month. Luckily for us this months issue happened to be "The Photo Issue" so its larger in size than average (pause). It looks like a poster. Your girl may even try to put this on her wall...............

Friday, July 11, 2008


Stevie Wonder is gonna be here in Vancouver tomorrow at GM Place. Unfortunately I won't be here to catch the show. I've seen him perform twice already, first time was in Japan at Osaka Jo Stadium, and the second time was at a vineyard in Seattle. Being a huge fan of Stevie Wonder, I have to say that seeing him live is one of the best shows I have ever been to. My man Pump just saw him for the first time in San Francisco and he said the same thing. That being said, I posted an 8 bar edit of Boogie On Reggae Woman done by myself, a remix of All I Do by my man U-Tern, also a resident of Vancouver. I've been bumping his new Love Lost Mix on Brooklyn Radio alot lately. LISTEN TO IT HERE
Last but not least is a remix of Positivity by Mark Ronson. If you have a chance to see Stevie Wonder in your home town.....DON"T SLEEP.




Wednesday, July 9, 2008


So the whole team is gonna be in Calgary this weekend for The Calgary Stampede. This is the first time that I'm gonna be out there to experience this event and the festivities that take place are off the chain. My friend Sarah who is out there working for Playstation sent this pic which apparently is a good indication of what to expect when we are out there. To get everyone in Stampede mode I decided to rip one of the very few country records in my collection. This one is by Kenny Rogers off the Kenny album which dropped in 1979. It's called You Turn The Light On. Ill drum breaks throughout the whole song.


Sunday, July 6, 2008


I hate airports. So many lineups,,, so much walking and sweating,, take this off,, lift this,, show this. While I'm on this some of you people out there with bad flying etiquette really need to take a class. It's not okay to grab the back of the person's seat in front of you when you are getting up to go to the bathroom. It wakes us up, and it's annoying as shit. Who told you this was okay? WTF! Anyhow, nonstop travelling this whole week for me,, but the song in my ipod that got me through it was this joint by Digitalism, which is by know means new, but since I was (pause) bangin it this weekend I thought I'd post my old beefed up edit of it.


Friday, July 4, 2008

No Sex For Ben ILLO EDIT

Its been a while since i posted an edit that ive done, so here ya go! Because this song hasnt really officially been released yet (its on GTA 4), alot of people are sleeping on it. I think its got really wide appeal for different dancefloors, and i tried to make it even more dancier by speeding it up alot and thickening up the punch to it. The chorus sounds alot better with the 4x4 kick on it, and the intro & outro drums are fun to play with too! Thanks Timbaland!

The Rapture & Timbaland - No Sex For Ben (Illo Edit)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

New Truth Radio Show

Hey Y'all. Another radio show gone by. This week i tried to do something that i havent done in along time - keep it slow in tempo. The entire mix is under 105 bpm, and is basically a hiphop/mashup mix. C'mon give me a break, it had been a while!!

Dj Illo - The Truth Radio Show - 28.06.08

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


My man Jr-Flo is gonna be teaming up with The Oakland Faders in their hometown for a 4th of July jump off. The Oakland Faders are a dj collective that have been holding it down in the Bay area for a minute. They are well known for their extensive vinyl collections and their ability to incorporate turntablist skills into their party rocking sets. I've posted some website links and a couple of goodies from DJ Platurn for your downloading pleasure:



Website Links:


Untouchable Force Organization

UTFO (Kangol Kid / EMD / Doctor Ice / Mixmaster Ice) was a rap group formed in the early 80's and founded by the R&B band Full Force. They started off as dancers for Whodini and were the first breakdancers to appear on the Phil Donahue show. Most My man Kilo-Cee put me on to the video footage below. Check out the crowd they're performing for!!! Most people are familiar with their track Roxanne Roxanne. I was in grade 2 when this came out. The song that I decided to post is called Bite It. The reason I decided to post this is because of the little snippet at the beginning of the track. It was used as a scratch tool on Babu's Super Duck Breaks record which was released on the Stones Throw label in the late 90's. During the time the super duck record came out I was broke & still practicing in my mom's and dad's basement hoping to one day dj at clubs. I went through about 3 copies of the super ducks. Pretty randumb Eh? I need sleep.




On The Radar.......

This weekend is gonna be full of some fun parties. Pump and I get to play Shuffle this Friday which is a night that was originally started by Team Canada. It takes place on the last Friday of every month @ Revival in Toronto. The slogan of the night is "You'll never guess". This is one of the fewer larger scale parties in which you can literally get away with anything. Check out some vid footage of DJ Grandtheft and DR One killing it in 2007 to get an idea of what to expect....

Then on Saturday it's off to Banff, Alberta where Jr Flo, Pump & myself will be rockin a Canada Day long weekend party @ Hoodoo lounge.

For those that can't make it....have a great long weekend!!!!!!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Elsewhere Sundays

So I dj at this night with Flipout & Sean Lalla called Elsewhere on Sundays @ Shine Night Club in Gastown, Vancouver. It's one of my favorite nights to dj at right now because we get to play whatever we want. We play alot Of funk, soul, hip hop, jazz, disco and alot of original tracks that artists today sample. Check out the mix that Flipout and Lalla put together to see what I'm talkin about. If you like what you hear than come chill with us on Sundays.


Friday, June 6, 2008


A few things you'll hear once you download this mix:

Nerd / Stevie Wonder / Nas / Big Daddy Kane / Lil Wayne / Usher / Kid Cudi / LCD Soundsystem / Public Enemy / Jungle Brothers / The Ting Tings / Clipse